Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Contributors to sea-level rise | European Space Agency



June 5, 2017: The physical processes causing global sea-level rise are highlighted in this animation. The main causes are thermal expansion of oceans, as they accumulate the excess heat caused by greenhouse gas emissions, the melting of ice from the ice sheets and glaciers, as well as changes in land water storage such as lakes. Regionally, sea level changes vary quite dramatically. The reasons for this are different to the global causes of sea-level changes and include changes to sea water density, influenced by salinity and temperature.

The Climate Change Initiative Open Data Portal: http://cci.esa.int

Credit: Planetary Visions, ESA
Duration: 3 minutes
Release Date: June 5, 2017


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